When starting it says windows is preparing to hibernate, can't do a recovery..
When I turn on the computer, it says windows is preparing to hibernate, then it goes to the log-on screen showing programs running for the two different users. I have tried to do the recovery using my discs that came with the computer, but it will not work. Any suggestions? I took it to Circuit City and they said that my windows had crashed. I paid for them to install a new windows program, but they couldn't get it to work and didn't know what was wrong with it.
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Re: when starting it says windows is preparing to...
Just a suggestion... try booting the machine into safe mode (to avoid hibernation). Then, once in safe mode, disable hibernation. Restart computer, and it should restart normally. Then, if you want to re-enable it, go for it. Otherwise, don't worry about it ;)
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Open Control Panel, Power, power settings, change power settings to high performance, Disable Hibernation, sleep. When your laptop is not in use shut it down and unplug. It will last longer and a boot everyday will reset the laptop.
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Generally all Windows OS has an option for sleep & hibernate.
Windows XP Users
By letting your computer idle for a period of time, i.e. not moving the mouse/touchpad, or not pressing any keys except when playing a video, the screen or desktop monitor will go dark. You can resume the computer by moving the mouse/touchpad or by pressing any key on the keyboard.
Hibernation or Standby mode
Click Start, click on Turn Off Computer, then click Stand By.
Windows VISTA/Windows 7 Users
To put Windows VISTA & Windows 7 in Sleep or in Hibernation, the steps basically the same. First click Start, then click the small arrow head located to the right of the Start Menu, then you click Sleep or Hibernate.
Fig. 1. Windows VISTA Start Menu. To put Windows VISTA to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the Lock icon then click Sleep or Hibernate.
Fig. 2. Windows 7 Start Menu. To put Windows 7 to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the word Shut Down then click Sleep or Hibernate.
When they go into hibernation, they usually require your password to get back to normal operation. If it is forced to crash, damage to the system files will occur and that means starting in safe mode, if you can get to it. If you cannot get to the recovery partition I would use your recovery disks that you made when you first got the laptop and let it fix Windows for you automatically.
Go into Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options. Click on the Hibernate tab, then check the Enable Hibernation check box to enable it.
You can start hibernation of your PC manually, if hibernation is enabled, by: 1. Selecting 'Turn Off The Computer'' from the Start menu. 2. Normally the left choice on the resulting pop-up window is ''Stand-By''. But, if you hold down the Shift key it becomes ''Hibernate''. So holding down the Shift-Key and clicking on the resulting ''Hibernate'' button (the left-most button) will cause your computer to start hibernation mode.
Note that many computers also have a button for starting hibernation mode also. Often pressing the Power button while the computer is on will cause it to go into Hibernation. (Sometimes desktop computers have this option disabled, but it can be enabled through some Setup menu item (unless a special key has been assigned to do it on the keyboard.)
remove the battery and adapter. press power button for 30 sec. then connect the adapter. press power button. if this didnt work. you need to ask for an help of a local tech to check for the video card and cable.
if it boots up to your operating system
control panel---->power options--->change plan setting--->
Turn off the display-never
Put the computer to sleep-never
control panel---->power options--->change plan setting--->advanced power setting
-set hard disk "turn off hard disk after" to never
-set Sleep "Sleep after" to never
-set hybrid sleep setting to off
-set hibernate after setting to never
You need to reinstall Windows , either using a recovery CD or a generic Windows setup disk for the license printed on the sticker that you find at the bottom or at the back side of the computer. If the computer shuts down or hibernate while you are working, Windows is definitively damaged.
First ensure that the battery and power connection are OK.
If the problem started recently, before reinstalling Windows, you can try doing a system restore to a recent date before the problem started.
You find system restore using the Start button , under:
open control panel then display then click screen saver
then power at bottom of page In there you will find Hibernate and other settings that you can change you can disable able hibernate standby and sleep
Then click apply
restart let me know if this was helpful